Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Latest in Kitchen Design...Circa 1962

The May 1962 issue of Family Circle featured six pages of kitchen ideas. Many of the design elements are popular again today, including the hanging pendant lighting, colorful clear glass, bright colors in kitchens, and open shelving and hanging utensils and pots and pans. We see islands with eating areas and integrated refrigerators. Plants hanging in the kitchen are also being seen now. Our 1962 kitchen looked nothing like this! but our kitchen remodel, still  in the planning, might have some of these features.
Today we have desks for computers in the kitchen,

I love the double sinks


  1. It's fun to see these cool mid-century designs, and I love that it's so popular now. Our kitchen wasn't modern like this, but we had the "Shishkabobber" on the 4th page -- the motor caused each all of the skewers to rotate. It came with a recipe book that included a dessert where you stacked bananas, maraschino cherries and marshmallows so the marshmallows would melt over the fruit -- the timing was tricky, and it sounds kind of gross now, but my siblings and I thought it was wonderful.

    1. Martha that Shishkabobber must have been a blast. I love these designs especially as we plan a remodel for our 1966 ranch.

  2. I'm really enjoying the posts about your house -- it must be such fun for you to be remodeling your forever home. Oh, and I forgot -- there were also canned pineapple chunks in that dessert, just in case you ever run across a Shishkabobber for your remodeled mid-century kitchen.

  3. I just wish our remodeling was going faster!